Gov Ganduje Reduces Political Officials Salaries By 50Percent

Gov Ganduje Reduces Political Officials Salaries By 50Percent

Gov Ganduje Reduces Political Officials Salaries By 50Percent

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has cut political appointees’ salaries by 50 percent amid a federation account deficit and a drop in the state’s internally generated revenue as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement released on Sunday May 17 by the Chief Press Secretary of Governor Ganduje, Abba Anwar, it was gathered that those affected included the Governor of Kano State, his deputy, Dr Nasiru Gawuna, all commissioners, special advisers, senior special assistants, and special assistants among others. The new pay scale is expected to take effect from May.

The declaration partially reads;

“Because of the federation account shortfall and the collapse of the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) due to COVID-19 challenges, all political office holders in Kano State are expected to receive half salaries with effect from May.

The IGR also has a significant setback, owing to the pandemic problems of COVID-19. Quick all state-owned businesses are no longer in business because of lockdown.

“And other fields in which the State collects revenue are no longer active. This is another justification to offer half salary to political office holders, too.

“Those affected at the local government level are the chairmen, vice-chairmen, elected councillors, supervisory councillors, advisers and secretaries of local governments.”

Gov Ganduje Reduces Political Officials Salaries By 50Percent

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